Nov. 26th – Evening presentation on LNG, fracking and BC’s energy future

2014 November 14, by Jessica Johnston


~Pull-Together Fundraiser~

The Council of Canadians and GVTA Social Justice Committee invite you to:

An Evening Presentation on LNG, fracking and BC’s energy future

Wednesday, November 26th
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Victoria High School – 1260 Grant Street

The public has heard lots of promises about the economic benefits of a proposed LNG industry, powered by fracking in northeast BC. But are these claims credible? And what sort of environmental trade-offs would the industry bring? From the frackfields of northeastern BC to the many proposed gas pipelines and up to 18 LNG terminals vying for approval along the northwest coast, Howe Sound, Delta, and Vancouver Island, join us as we drill down on the myths and realities of this industry, through an evening of multi-media presentations and film.

Speakers & Presenters:

Damien Gillis:
Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on energy issues. He is the co-founder and publisher of the online environmental and economic news journal, The Common Sense Canadian, and is currently co-directing and co-producing a feature documentary, Fractured Land, which will appear on CBC’s Documentary Channel and Knowledge Network.

Leila Darwish:
Leila Darwish is the BC-Yukon Regional Organizer for the Council of Canadians. Over the last decade, she has worked as a community organizer on campaigns such as fracking, tar sands, pipelines, nuclear energy, coal, climate justice, water protection, and more. She has spent the last several months organizing with communities across BC that are fighting fracked gas pipelines and LNG proposals.

Jeremy Loveday
Jeremy Loveday is a Canadian performance poet whose work has sparked international debate and earned him a global following. He speaks his truth powerfully on gender violence, pipelines, love, manhood, leadership, self-care, and spirituality. He believes vulnerability is a sign of strength and that together, we can make this world a better place.